We will plan to have a mix of both throughout our wedding. We have started two separate lists, one for “party” music that we hear and want to add; and one for “dinner” music that has slower or instrumental music that you can’t really dance to. We find that we add a bunch of music that we’re not really fond of if we add songs to the list outright or all at once (although there will always be songs that you know you want to add off the batt). We’re also planning to have mariachis for the ceremony/cocktail hour music although we thought about other “bands” in the process. I think that when the bride and groom are having a hood time and enjoying the music, it translates on to the guests. You can tell when they chose a do just to appease the crowd, because their friends from high school and college are boppin, and they’re not having the best time. So, I think overall it just depends on what would make you happiest. Thank you for taking the time to read my response! We’re attempting to execute a variety of what we love, and I think all couples should because in reality, if you’re comfortable, your guests will be too! Aubrianna Abbema
I think it depends on the song, I found a song that I would keeps the lyrics, it has a line "now your walking down the isle" and that's when I would walk out. although I do want the lyrics to be softer so I'm going to see if my dj can do that for me.
I am in the same boat as you!! I can't figure it out, however, I am leaning towards instrumentals. I like the vibe better.
I had originally thought of walking down the aisle to "I Choose You" but decided instrumental would have the more sentimental and emotional effect I was looking for. It also just seemed more classic and we are both classic type people. I am having my girls and myself walk down the aisle to Pachelbel Canon ( in D Major, if you wanted to look it up). I think we might exit to "I Choose You" because I still like the lyrics for that song.
But I agree with Kristen that it matters how important lyrics are to you.
I think original is nice for if the lyrics are sweet. For me I chose original due to that.
I was always planning on having a super cute love song play as I walk down the aisle BUT unfortunately the venue I chose cannot have any amplified music. So, we had to hire a guitarist for the ceremony, but I'm actually super excited for it to just be instrumental now. I think it can be a lot more romantic. Either are great choices!
I like instrumental personally for walking down the aisle so people can focus on the bride. Then after the pronouncement we are walking out of the ceremony to lyrics that mean something to both of us. But you should choose what makes you the happiest.